Winter
2020-2021
Section
1
Location
TBD
Instructor
Timetable Entries
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 am

This seminar provides students with an opportunity to research and write a critical case study on an environmental problem/policy or a landmark environmental judicial decision using theory from the field of Environmental Economics. The general focus of papers is to be the application of upper year level microeconomic theory to topics related to the environment. Key learning goals of the course are to (i) develop and improve microeconomics analytical and reasoning skills, (ii) develop and improve ability to apply theoretical microeconomics to understand, explain, and critically assess real world situations, and (iii) develop and improve written and oral communication skills, all using a field of economics which provides a rich set of fascinating and accessible topics. Due to the myriad of possible topics, the seminar does not include a lecture series. Instead, I will meet one-on-one with you on Zoom at various stages of the research and writing process to provide help and constructive suggestions as to how to improve your paper and meet course learning goals.